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High Temperature Hosting Data Center

High Temperature Hosting Data Center

Executive Summary
Today, there is a compelling need for data center efficiency and to find a competitive advantage in the cloud hosting business. Providers need—and are finding ways—to extract greater value from their cloud environments. This document examines high-temperature ambient (HTA) operating conditions and how they affect power consumption of Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family-based servers.

Through a joint project between Intel and a leading European hoster, Intel Xeon processor-based servers were tested and evaluated at key HTA conditions to verify functionality and help the test team understand break-even points between higher inlet air temperatures with resultant power savings versus higher server power consumption and power losses caused by increased fan speeds. The goal was to find the highest potential cooling power savings and also to explore what effects can be encountered with continuously running IT equipment at high temperatures.

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